La Maison des Oliviers
Travel Blogs from Marrakech
Flight was bog-standard Ryanair. I bagged a window seat and thought I'd settle down for a nice sit down and chill chill with a bit of music. When two northern whales, tatted up to max and smelling like something died plops themselves next to me.....I swear the amount of rings and bangles between them would fetch a house where we were headed. Ugh. Typical brit on ...
... olives (the Moroccans form of bar nuts). Jane was pleasantly impressed with the standard of Wines the Moroccans could produce - is there anything they can't do? At some stage during the afternoon we heard speakers from around the city turn on as the afternoon prayer session begins. Every mosque projects the prayer so it can be heard city wide, but what is most impressive is the gentle hum of worshippers as they follow prompt. The sound is mesmerising ...
... as it didn’t accurately point to Mecca. The Minaret (a massive pink gueltz stone tower) stood out and you can see it from a lot of places in the Medina.
After walking round a bit more we headed back for a rest before going out in the evening for a meal. Our Riad recommended a restaurant nearby so we headed there for a tagine. We were not disappointed, it had Tripadvisor signs on it so that is always a good ...
... out and headed to the bus station to catch the 1230pm bus to Sevilla. With that booked out, we had to wait till 245pm to the next bus, so we went and grabbed some food and played Fifa for the next two hours, to kill time. Once of the bus, we grabbed the back seat, which was an in-genius idea by Cam, as despite how full the bus got, no one ever tried to sit up the back with us two. This was great, as we watched movies and slept most of the six hour journey anyway. Once in Sevilla ...
... the medina we arrive at another tourist attraction; the Berber Pharmacy; the Moroccan version of a herbalist/ natural medicine service. Locals shop here but the focus is mostly in educating visitors. The main ingredient in their medicine is argan oil. Argan is a native tree of Morocco that grows mainly in the Atlas mountains. It produces a small fruit which is eaten by goats that then discard the seed. The women would collect the seed and grind it for two purposes; ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service